Story of the Week: Archives

Showing Page 1 of 51

Published: 01.16.2018
Looking back at the 1968 Detroit Auto Show
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Fifty years ago, thousands streamed through the doors of Cobo Hall to see the latest and greatest at the Detroit Auto Show. Now known all over the world as the North American International Auto Show, the event attracts nearly a million people to downtown Detroit each year.

Published: 01.09.2018
Mercury's Big M was a 'Dream Car' design for 1957
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

After famed late night TV host Ed Sullivan introduced the Mercury "Dream Car" design for 1957, the Ford-owned brand quickly gained national and international attention.

Published: 01.01.2018
How Margaret (Peg) Sauer Inspired the World
By: Robert Tate, Automotive Historian/ Researcher
Images: Courtesy of Margaret E. Sauer Portfolio / The Collection of Julie Sabit, archived by Doug Didia

There comes a time in our lives when a special person inspires us in so many different ways that their history should be documented. This is the story of Margaret (Peg) Sauer. The world knew her as one of the famous �Damsels of Design,� a talented young lady from General Motors� early days of styling.

Published: 12.22.2017
Looking back at the works of the great Ken Eberts
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Ken Eberts and the Automotive Fine Arts Society

With iconic prints such as Dads Home, and California Pit Stop, American painter Ken Eberts is considered one of the founding fathers of automotive fine arts

Published: 12.17.2017
The early days of automobile maintenance and repair
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

During the early days of automobile sales and ownership, owners of dealerships discovered they could create a market for repair and maintenance in addition to sales.

Published: 12.10.2017
Early Rolls-Royce models represent automotive excellence
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Even from its founding in 1904 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce, the name of Rolls-Royce has always equated elegant styling and precise engineering.

Published: 12.03.2017
John Tjaarda's rear-engine design was Briggs' dream car
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection/The Oldmotor.com

World renowned automotive designer John Tjaarda made a lasting impact on the industry with his early invention of the rear-engine concept design.

Published: 11.27.2017
1961 Cadillac models truly created a new inspiration
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of Robert Tate's collection

The 1961 lineup of Cadillac automobiles featured innovative and fresh styling but retained that classic look that had helped build the brand since the beginning. The 1961 Cadillacs are considered some of the finest cars ever made.

Published: 11.21.2017
Ford designer Jack Telnack introduced new concepts
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection

Jack Telnack etched his design legacy at Ford with the 1979 Mustang, featuring his 'Aero' concept, and with one of Ford's best-selling cars ever, the 1986 Taurus.

Published: 11.12.2017
Plymouth was out to win you over in 1967
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of The National Automotive History Collection

Plymouth's iconic 1967 lineup included newly styled versions of the Valiant, Barracuda and Fury models. Plymouth looked to directly compete in the sporty, high-powered car market with other popular models like the Mustang and the Camaro.

Next Page »